y'know what? I went dancing!

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   Posted 4/27/2009 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
The conference went good.  I took my cane and can walk a lot further with it.  That is good news!  I walked around waterfront Portland several times.  We went to the Saturday market during a lull in the conference.  and on Saturday night I went dancing!  I paced myself: dance, rest, dance, rest!  ha ha.  yeah It was great.  I even got on the swing that hangs from the ceiling and swung over the heads of all the people!  I did not take the cane dancing!  But I wasn't too worn out from the day because I used it all day.
I wonder why I haven't been using the cane more often!  It gives me more mobility and takes some of the pressure off my hips and feet.  So I brought it school with me and will use it when walking across campus.  I can walk further without fear.  And, as current thread is discussing, exercise does help.

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   Posted 4/27/2009 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was at my worst with fibro - last fall - I used a cane and it was really great.

Good for you for dancing!
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   Posted 4/27/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   

I am so happy that you went dancing. That is so great. It must have been fun. I danced a couple of years ago. It was a blast. But I turn the music on at home and dance. It is good exercise.

I am again so happy for you.

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   Posted 4/27/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
That's wonderful!  It's amazing what you can do that you thought you couldn't do!  Keep it up and we'll be calling you "Twinkle Toes"!  turn
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   Posted 4/28/2009 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Sue!!

I knew you were going to have fun.. And you DID!!!  Yaaay for you!!!


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   Posted 4/28/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue!

That sounds like so much fun! I am so happy you had a good time :)
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   Posted 4/28/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Sue, it sounds like you had a great time. That swing sounds like fun. yeah
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   Posted 4/28/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Good for you! Sounds like you had alot of fun!! yeah
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